Fight or Pay: Soldiers’ Families in the Great War

Fight or Pay: Soldiers’ Families in the Great WarFight or Pay: Soldiers' Families in the Great War by Desmond Morton
ISBN: 0774811080
Published by UBC Press on October 1st 2004
Genres: Canada, Military

Len's Summary: Dr. Morton, one of Canada's leading military historians, spoke to this subject at our WFA August 2004 seminar at SUNY Plattsburgh.

We Lead Others Follow: First Canadian Division, 1914-1918

We Lead Others Follow: First Canadian Division, 1914-1918We Lead Others Follow: First Canadian Division, 1914-1918 by Kenneth Radley
ISBN: 1551251000
Published by Vanwell Publishing on September 1st 2005
Genres: Canada, Military
Pages: 415

Len's Summary: The training, organization, equipment and operations of the CEF's First Division with particular emphasis on the final battles of 1918.

Canada and the Great War: Western Front Association Papers

Canada and the Great War: Western Front Association PapersCanada and the Great War: Western Front Association Papers by Briton Cooper Busch
ISBN: 077352570X
on May 8th 2003
Genres: Canada, Military
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Included are papers presented by Laura Brandon of the Canadian War Museum, WFA member John Hurst formerly of Guelph University, WFA Newfoundland Branch Chairman David Parsons, Pat Brennan of the University of Calgary, J. B. C. McKercher of the Royal Military College, Christopher Terry of the Canadian Aviation Museum, and Sidney F. Wyse of Carleton University. The book is edited by Professor Briton Busch of Colgate University, who also organized the seminar, and includes maps.The IBSN number for paper back edition is 0-77352-257-X and for hard back 0-77352-546-7.

In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada’s First World War, 1914-1918

In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada’s First World War, 1914-1918In the Footsteps of the Canadian Corps: Canada's First World War, 1914-1918 by Angus Brown
ISBN: 1894673247
on January 1st 2006
Genres: Canada, Military, Pictorial
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: A picture history of Canada in The Great War, available from the Canadian War Museum.

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War

Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great WarDeath or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War by Teresa Iacobelli
ISBN: 0774825685
Published by University of British Columbia Press on March 6th 2014
Genres: Canada, Military, Law
Pages: 175

Len's Summary: An examination of the legal ramifications of convictions for desertion among Canadian soldiers.

Onward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War

Onward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great WarOnward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War by Philippe Bieler
ISBN: 9780773544680
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press on November 7th 2014
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Canada
Pages: 340

Len's Summary: Story of the wartime experiences of a Swiss Protestant family that immigrated to Montreal and sent their sons to war.

Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918

Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918 by Kenneth Radley
ISBN: 9781909982864
Published by Helion on October 30th 2014
Genres: History, Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 424

Len's Summary: How “the shock troops of the British Empire” were trained and motivated.

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front

Distant Thunder: Canada’s Citizen Soldiers on the Western FrontDistant Thunder: Canada's Citizen Soldiers on the Western Front by Joyce M. Kennedy
ISBN: 9780897452434
Published by Sunflower University Press on March 2000
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Dr.Kennedy is a member of WFA, daughter of a Canadian Great War veteran and, herself, a retired Canadian Air Force flying officer.

Amiens: Dawn of Victory

Amiens: Dawn of VictoryAmiens: Dawn of Victory by James McWilliams, R. James Steel
ISBN: 155002342X
Published by Dundurn on September 1st 2001
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, General
Pages: 250

Len's Summary: Recounts “the black day of the German Army,” August 8, 1918. Dr. McWilliams spoke at the March 2002 WFA seminar in Victoria, B.C.

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue

The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and IntrigueThe Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy: Inquiry and Intrigue by John Griffith Armstrong
ISBN: 9780774808903
Published by UBC Press on May 1st 2002
Genres: History, Canada, General, Military, Naval
Pages: 248

Len's Summary: The story of a massive explosion of a French Lines munitions ship in 1917 that leveled the northern half of the city, killing 1,600 people.

The Newfoundlanders in the Great War: The Western Front, 1916-1918: A Social History and Battlefield Tour

The Newfoundlanders in the Great War: The Western Front, 1916-1918: A Social History and Battlefield TourThe Newfoundlanders in the Great War: The Western Front, 1916-1918: A Social History and Battlefield Tour by N. M. Christie
ISBN: 9781896979236
Published by CEF Books on 2003
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 130

Len's Summary: World War One bankrupted this small, isolated, and resource poor British dominion which joined Canada until 1949. Recommended by Glenn Kerr, the chairman of the Central Ontario Branch of WFA.

The Battle for Vimy Ridge – 1917

The Battle for Vimy Ridge – 1917The Battle for Vimy Ridge - 1917 by Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 1844155528
Published by Pen & Sword Books on October 1st 2007
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 236

Len's Summary: A successful British part of the allied 1917 spring offensives most remembered for General Neville’s disastrous attack at the Chemin des Dames. Published in time for the 90th anniversary of Canada’s most famous battle and the rededication of the refurbished Vimy Memorial.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.

Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F.Medicine and Duty: The World War I Memoir of Captain Harold W. Mcgill, Medical Officer 31st Battalion C.E.F. by Marjorie Barron Norris, Patrick Brennan
ISBN: 1552381935
Published by University of Calgary Press on May 15th 2007
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Medical, Religious, History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), World War I
Pages: 406

Baptism Of Fire

Baptism Of FireBaptism Of Fire by Nathan M Greenfield
ISBN: 0002007274
Published by Harper Collins on October 4th 2007
Genres: Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 480

Len's Summary: Examination of the untried Canadian First Division’s first engagement, the Second Battle of Ypres, 1915, with particular focus on the earliest major use of gas on the Western Front. Draws on the testimony of soldiers on both sides.

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918 by Tim Cook
ISBN: 0143055925
Published by Penguin Canada on September 29th 2009
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 608

Len's Summary: Winner of the 2007 J. W. Dafoe Prize for Canadian non-fiction. First of a two-volume study by a premier military historian.

Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917

Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917 by Ted Barris
ISBN: 9780887622533
Published by Dundurn on February 10th 2007
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-)
Pages: 368

Len's Summary: Another work commemorating the 1917 battle. Available from Amazon.com.

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War

Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World WarCrisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War by Amy J. Shaw
ISBN: 0774815930
Published by UBC Press on July 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, Canada, General, World War I
Pages: 264

Len's Summary: Examination of the experiences of Canadian conscientious objectors in WWI.

Passchendaele: Canada’s Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders

Passchendaele: Canada’s Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of FlandersPasschendaele: Canada's Triumph and Tragedy on the Fields of Flanders by Norman Leach
ISBN: 9781550503999
Published by Coteau Books on October 15th 2008
Genres: History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-), Military, Pictorial
Pages: 47

Len's Summary: Canadian historian Leach crafted this richly illustrated book for teenage readers, but it is equally suitable for grownups. Available from www.coteaubooks.com. Leach was historical advisor for Paul Gross’s war movie Passchendaele, released this year in Canada.

Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915

Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915 by Andrew Iarocci
ISBN: 9780802098221
Published by University of Toronto Press on 2008
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Canada
Pages: 362

Len's Summary: The training and early battles of the first Canadians to go to war.

The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933

The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie: Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933 by Mark Humphries
ISBN: 097834412X
Published by Military History on May 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, General, History, Canada, Military
Pages: 407

Len's Summary: The first complete collection of the papers of Canada’s top soldier of WWI. Currie was a land speculator and militiaman from British Columbia who rose to command the four divisions of the CEF. He is best remembered for the Canadian Corps successful 1917 attack at Vimy Ridge. Purchase directly from Wilfred Laurier University at www.wlu.ca or phone Andrew Thomson, at (519) 884-0710.

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War, 1917-1918 by Tim Cook
ISBN: 9780143055938
Published by Penguin Group (Canada) on September 29th 2009
Genres: Canada, Military, World War I
Pages: 736

Len's Summary: Continues the story of the Canadian Corps on the Western Front begun in The Sharp End (Viking Canada 2007) through the battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. The author is historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.